Reduce usage of fossil fuels, says Akun Sabharwal

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Hyderabad: Civil Supplies Department Commissioner Akun Sabharwal on Friday appealed to citizens to reduce the usage of fossil fuels like petrol, diesel, coal etc., to save natural resources and the environment from pollution and stressed the need to encourage and create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional ones.

Speaking at an event organised as part of World Bio-fuel Day by Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Oil companies here on Friday, Akun Sabharwal, said that keeping the future necessities in view, it is essential and important to encourage alternative non-fossil bio-fuel usage. “Bio-fuels have the benefits of reducing import dependency on crude oil, a cleaner environment and additional income to farmers and employment generation in rural areas, he said.